Good morning one and all, and welcome to The Avocado’s annual Academy Award nominations live discussion thread! One (very tumultuous) year after Parasite made history, we’re looking at what should easily be the most diverse set of nominations in Oscars … Continue reading 93rd Academy Award Nominations LIVE Discussion Thread
After a slow start, Oscars season is now well underway. So well underway, in fact, that nominations are in a week! With that in mind, I’m offering up my final predictions for this year’s nominations. It wouldn’t be “The Road … Continue reading The Road to the 93rd Oscars, Part II: Final Nomination Predictions
Welcome, one and all, to our extremely belated inaugural “Road to the Oscars” article for the 93rd Oscars, set to air on April 25, 2021. This is the first April ceremony since 1988 and the latest ceremony since the very … Continue reading The Road to the 93rd Oscars, Part I: Are the Oscars Still Happening!?
Welcome, Awardsocados, to the final installment of the Road to the 92nd Oscars! If you’re getting excited to tune into ABC Sunday night (starting at 8 PM ET, natch) to see who walks away with the gold, you’ve come to … Continue reading The Road to the 92nd Oscars, Part III: Final Predictions
Good morning, Avocados, and welcome to the annual live discussion thread for Academy Award nominations! It promises to be an interesting morning, full of expected nominations, likely more than a few surprises and upsets, and at least three jokes from … Continue reading 92nd Academy Awards Nominations LIVE Discussion Thread
Hello Avocados, and welcome to another edition of The Road to the Oscars! Thanks to a shortened season this year – nominations are announced January 13, and the Oscars ceremony is February 9 – as well as your pal Mordor … Continue reading The Road to the 92nd Oscars, Part 2: Nominations Are Coming!
Welcome, one and all, to Oscars Season! There’s a long road ahead of us, and it promises to be just as messy as last year. The good news is that, at least in my opinion, the overall quality of this … Continue reading The Road to the 92nd Oscars, Part I: Fall Festival Fever
Ten days have come and gone more quickly than I could ever have imagined, but my time at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has indeed ended. I’ve seen a whopping 28 films, the vast majority of which proved well … Continue reading TIFF 2019 Part 3: Many More Tears, Many More Great Female Roles
Day 5 Jojo Rabbit is an indelible miracle of a movie. Taika Waititi’s carefully crafted dramedy about an unathletic, bullied, ten-year-old Nazi true believer (Roman Griffin Davis, the precocious young discovery of 2019) being raised by a single mother (a … Continue reading TIFF 2019 Part 2: Jojo Rabbit Is a Masterpiece Edition
The time has come: once again I find myself in the Great White North, Mama Mordor in tow, to watch the best, hopefully not the worst, and potentially the weirdest of what the world of cinema has to offer in … Continue reading TIFF 2019 Part 1, or: That Time I Saw Nicolas Cage Singing, Live On-Stage, at 2 AM
It seems like just yesterday I was venting about the awards successes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book, yet here we are, jumping into another awards season! …what’s that you say? It’s only April? *checks notes* Huh, you’re right! Well, … Continue reading The Road to the 92nd Oscars: Zero Hour
The 91st Academy Awards will air starting at 8 PM Eastern on ABC on Sunday, February 24th. Below and in the comments you will find a lengthy rant about the Academy’s many inane decisions regarding this year’s telecast, continued frustration … Continue reading The Road to the 91st Oscars, Part IV: Everything’s Coming Up Roma (Final Predictions!)
The time has come. January 22, 2019. Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani will be announcing the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards in just a few minutes, starting at 8:20 AM (5:20 AM PST, sucks to be them). You … Continue reading 91st Academy Award Nominations LIVE Discussion Thread
Well here we are. The eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the 91st Oscar nominations. I have to admit something, Awardocados: this year’s Oscar nominations are going to be a mess. I’m a broken record … Continue reading The Road to the 91st Oscars, Part III: Nominations Eve Eve Eve Eve
This is the second in a series of articles about the 2018 year in film and the lead-up to the 91st Oscars. As with previous posts, I will include discussion threads for individual Oscars categories with my personal predictions in … Continue reading The Road to the 91st Oscars, Part II: Bohemian Rhaps– Are You Kidding Me!?
This is the first in a series of articles about the 2018 year in film and the lead-up to the 91st Oscars. As with last year’s posts, I will include discussion threads for individual Oscars categories with my personal predictions … Continue reading The Road to the 91st Oscars, Part I: An Oscar is Born
In early September I was lucky enough to go to sunny and beautiful Toronto to spend a week indoors in the dark attending the Toronto International Film Festival. I’ve wanted to attend TIFF for as long as I can remember … Continue reading I Went to TIFF, and So Can You!
Everyone, we’ve made it. Oscars weekend is upon us, and with it the time has come for me to make my final predictions of who will be winning some big, phallic gold statues come Sunday night! Lucky us. Since my … Continue reading The Road to the 90th Oscars, Part V: Final Predictions!
The moment is upon us. In just a few short minutes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be announcing the nominees in all 24 categories for the 90th Oscars. The road to get here has been a … Continue reading 90th Academy Award Nominations Discussion Thread!
This is the fourth in a series of articles checking in on the Oscars race in the lead-up to the ceremony on March 4. Well folks, the moment is upon us. On Tuesday, January 23, at the ungodly (and oddly … Continue reading The Road to the 90th Oscars, Part IV: Noms Noms Noms
Well, “Hollywood’s biggest party” has come and gone for this year, and as always the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave us an evening full of political statements, weird nominations, and weirder wins. Of course, overlap between the HFPA and the … Continue reading The Road to the 90th Oscars, Part III: Guild Wars